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malinghi
09-07-2011, 11:40 PM
MerNetwork is proud to announce our September MerNetwork Challenge: The Last Hurrah of Summer


You're challenged to make a video, photo, drawing, or song themed with summer, or what little we have left. With the days growing shorter and less time for sunshine, barbecues, and swimming outdoors, now's the time to celebrate the summer with your entry to the challenge!

Based on the last challenge, we now have better defined rules- the deadline for submissions is Monday, September 26th, at which point the polls will open in this thread. Polls will close one week later, on October 3rd, at which point the winner will be announced. To submit your entry, simply post it or link it in this thread. Good Luck and Have Fun!

LindseyLu
09-07-2011, 11:49 PM
Sweet!!! I missed the last one :( and was so bummed... but I love the winner so can't complain too much! ;) Brainstorming...video...yes!!! :D

Mermaid Kalliope
09-08-2011, 04:02 PM
I'll see what I can do!

New York Mermaid
09-08-2011, 09:10 PM
my entry: My last Hurrah was being able to go whale watching. I got so excited to go whale watching, I had to jump for joy which is how this picture came to be (lol)
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn151/Orcalinkinpark/DSCN4853.jpg

AniaR
09-08-2011, 10:37 PM
my last summer hurrah was getting to do a nude photo shoot with an artist I've admired for a LONG time at a beach. Here's a safe shot with nothing showing (I realize it looks like a bit of nipple but it's actually my hair :P ) it was very liberating to climb rocks, frolic in the surf, and be in one of the last sunny days like this- and we got a cool shot!

Edit: You can see it here: http://raine-angel.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d485tuh

Mermaid Hamant
09-09-2011, 12:32 PM
Entry #3:
My last summer hurrah was getting to go mermaiding in the ocean for the first time! ^^
*Please can someone tell me how to embed youtube videos? I cannot figure it out...*
Also, the original song for this video was "How I Became the Sea" by Owl City, which was far more summer themed than "Moonlight Sonata," but Youtube made me do an audio-swap due to copyright claims.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDfHfmpswxo

Little_Orca
09-09-2011, 07:01 PM
Here is my last Summer Hurrah Entry.

Mr. Orca and I love to bike ride. Here I am on my bike!

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff176/Little_Orca/LittleOrcaOnHerBike.jpg

malinghi
09-10-2011, 02:27 AM
Awesome entries everyone! Also, CrazyHamantZ, to embed a video just click on the video button and give it the link to your youtube video. This will add the [video] [\video] tags around the URL, which will appear as the embedded video once its posted.

Mermaid Momo
09-10-2011, 09:53 PM
the last hurrah of summer

the wind winds up quicker
throwing hair her hair about her
she plays and frolics in the waves
singing her last hurrah of summer

she dives, deep and deeper
watching the wildlife dance in the reeds
she yearns for the days to past quicker
so she'll be able to return

this is her last hurrah of summer
the days before she leaves
her kind goes to the warmer waters
until her summer arrives again.

sorry about the really bad spelling. -.-;

Mermaid Momo
09-10-2011, 09:55 PM
man, i just realised i made a really bad mistake. hopefully you guys can still get the just of it.

Mermaid Hamant
09-11-2011, 12:46 AM
Awesome entries everyone! Also, CrazyHamantZ, to embed a video just click on the video button and give it the link to your youtube video. This will add the [video] [\video] tags around the URL, which will appear as the embedded video once its posted.
Is the manage attatchments button the same thing as the video button? If not where is the video button located? Sorry for my ignorance on the subject. @_@ Also, thank you for fixing my post again. :) I promise I will try to learn so you will not have to do that anymore. XD

malinghi
09-11-2011, 03:01 AM
Is the manage attatchments button the same thing as the video button? If not where is the video button located? Sorry for my ignorance on the subject. @_@ Also, thank you for fixing my post again. :) I promise I will try to learn so you will not have to do that anymore. XD

I'm not sure. I don't think so. Here is what I do to add a video:
http://oi56.tinypic.com/i4pyzd.jpg

Mermaid Hamant
09-11-2011, 08:00 AM
I'm not sure. I don't think so. Here is what I do to add a video:
http://oi56.tinypic.com/i4pyzd.jpg
Ok! That makes so much more sense now! Thanks Malinghi! :)

Mermaid Jewel
09-11-2011, 06:53 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxEEphNvfzc

It's to remember this summer.

Most of it is old footage, like the yellow fabric and the *club* dancing. The rest of it is from this year, but I did a lot of dancing, swimming, and some partying :) The quality is a lot better but if I exported it at full quality, it can take hours to upload. I'm not that patient... :D

This is the first time a lot of you will see me dance...I'm a lot better now so don't be horrified too much lol.

I composed and recorded the music :D It doesn't have a name yet though...

Mermaid Hamant
09-11-2011, 08:54 PM
That was beautiful Jewel!

Mermaid Citrine
09-16-2011, 06:33 AM
My last Hurrah of this summer was a trip to hawaii !! where I got to swim in "real" waters with my tail (made by me) I swam in tidepools, the ocean and waterfalls and included photos and videos of each in this collage :) Enjoy !
http://youtu.be/5Ip_bujYeVE -Mermaid Citrine

Mermaid Hamant
09-16-2011, 01:57 PM
Beautiful! Which Island in Hawaii did you go to?

Mermaid Citrine
09-18-2011, 04:15 AM
we visited Oahu and Kauai :) thanks

Mermaid Hamant
09-18-2011, 04:09 PM
we visited Oahu and Kauai :) thanks
Your welcome :)
I have been to Oahu! It's a very beautiful island. :)

Aquatica
09-22-2011, 10:15 PM
That was a wonderful vidoe clip.
I enjoyed it very much.

Thank you for sharing it. :D

Mermaid Luna
09-24-2011, 06:46 AM
I'll see what I can do! I'm super busy, but I'll do my best!

Mermaid Star
09-25-2011, 04:19 AM
Submission # 8

As my last trip for the summer, I went to Rock Springs for the first time. Here, the water bubbles up from the rocks in a cave. The current is quite swift and it was my first time swimming in a current. With the days growing shorter and the nights longer, I must find "My Jolly Sailor Bold".


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs0Rkm_YOW4

This was also the first time I have edited a video before so please be gentle. :) Shot at Rock Springs in Kelly Park, Apopka, Florida. Filmed by Tor AKA Merpirate! Thank you!!! Songs: "My Jolly Sailor Bold" from POTC 4 and "Theme from the Mermaid Chair" overlaid on one another.

Mermaid Star
09-29-2011, 06:35 PM
my last summer hurrah was getting to do a nude photo shoot with an artist I've admired for a LONG time at a beach. Here's a safe shot with nothing showing (I realize it looks like a bit of nipple but it's actually my hair :P ) it was very liberating to climb rocks, frolic in the surf, and be in one of the last sunny days like this- and we got a cool shot!

Raina, I can't see your picture. :(

green52
10-01-2011, 11:55 PM
I had a lot of trouble deciding. First, although I tried not to allow myself to be biased by the people who made videos, those entries showed a lot of effort, and presented so much character in the costuming, direction, musical selection, and content. Certain elements of several videos made the decision even harder: Jewel's ballet and the waterfalls in Citrine's made selecting a video very, very difficult. I'm going to preserve the anonymity of my vote, but I was definitely conflicted between four different entries.

malinghi
10-08-2011, 07:31 PM
So the votes are in! Star, congratulations of your winning entry! And congratulations to everyone who participated!

Mermaid Jewel
10-09-2011, 01:35 AM
Sorry I deleted my video off youtube because of privacy issues (didn't think I'd make second)...it's not gonna play anymore...:/

AniaR
10-09-2011, 07:20 PM
p.s. is still says this on the front page:
"Melissa, also known as Little Orca or Merlissa, does not know what to make of the gift her fiancée has given her. "What do I do with these?" she asks with a look of confusion on her face."

AniaR
10-09-2011, 07:20 PM
Jewel, I had to remove my entry because of copyright!

Mermaid Jewel
10-09-2011, 09:04 PM
I'm sorry, Raina...copyright issues never cease! Mine wasn't copyright issues (I composed the music and I filmed all the footage...), I just realized there was too much in that video that could reveal where I lived. And it was okay in the body of the forum but on the front page...

Mermaid Star
10-10-2011, 04:29 PM
Yay!!! Thank you guys so much!!! :D !!!

Jewel and Raina, I am sorry that you could not keep your entries up. I can't wait til the next challenge. I hope to have my new tail done by then. Busy Busy Bee.